Spring Comes is a short documentary film by Samuel Rixon alongside the Slowdance production company and features performance artist Oko Ebombo. Rixon and Ebombo started shooting in November 2015, with the aim to introduce the world to Ebombo's musical collective, 19. It was close to their performance in Paris’ Le Palais de Tokyo, when things took a sinister turn as the Paris terrorists attacks happened. The American musicians from 19 were unsure if they could even enter France with the restricted airspace, then it was uncertain whether the cultural centre would have authorisation to continue with performances, and whether people would show up at all.
"As a common agreement, it was decided not to give up, or give in to terror,” says Rixon. “This painful and uncertain environment was palpable during the rehearsals, and on the day of performance, the emotion felt was amazing. It was important to me to integrate this dimension to the film and to recreate the feeling that was ours this night."